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Painting

by Alain Panneton
An important part of custom painting is of course pinstriping. Few people truly master this art that requires extreme dexterity coupled with the ability to layout lines and colors. Whatever the use, either as a complement to an intricate mural done with the airbrush or to enhance the shape of a custom car or even as an awesome centerpiece, pinstriping is truly an art.

When we talk about pinstriping, here in Quebec, the first name that comes to mind is L’Artix. Born in Beauce, Quebec, under the name of André Roy, L’Artix grew up around cars and motorcycles. As a young boy he worked in the family garage, doing errands and painting everything he could put his hands on (even engines), inspired by those painters from the States that painted psychedelic murals on their cars.

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas
This industry is filled with talented, unique bike builders! Whether they are using their mastery of bending the will out of sheet metal or cutting up a frame, their goal is to create something different. It is becoming more and more challenging to travel the road of “unique one off!

After a builder has spent so much time and effort creating his custom, what does he do for custom wheels? Many simply pull out a catalog and order a nice set of wheels from there, certainly realizing that the bike that may be parked next to them at the next show or bike night may have the exact same wheels as they have chosen for their “unique project”. Unfortunately, many do not know about a little secret hidden in the industry…MM Billetworks! MM Billetworks can create unique two-dimensional or three-dimensional wheels for your stock or custom builds! If you have ever been stopped in your tracks, staring at some wheels you have never seen before, and wondered “who makes THOSE wheels?”. Chances are it was MM Billetworks!

Scott McCoy and Blair McGrath of MM Billetworks are both passionate about the motorcycle industry. They specialize in materializing customer visions into reality! Blair has been a certified tool and die maker for over 22 years. Blair pulled his first radical three-dimensional rim from the CNC over 8 years ago. They use the latest technology...

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Say it!

Say it!

With this issue Revolution Motorcycle Magazine (RMM) takes on its second year. RMM took a time out after the first year to reflect on its progress.

You, the readers, helped us by giving us your suggestions and letting us know what was going on around you. We thank you and invite you to continue to do so. You have read the magazine and were kind enough to let us know. You appreciated the Canadian contents as well as the diversified international contents, the technical information, the quality and the design of the magazine, and the fact that it has been distributed in English and in French. You have welcomed the magazine with warmth and positive vibes. RMM believe that we have accomplished our mission by filling a void within the V-Twin and custom motorcycle industry in Canada.

We feel the present and the future of this custom bike industry is uncertain, due in part to the strong competition combined with the strong Canadian dollar on the international market. This was quite obvious during our visit at the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati (see article in this issue). The American market is shaky to say the least, therefore forcing Americans to turn their attention to the Canadian market, despite their...

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International

International

Dreaming of seeing new sceneries and new destinations, all this on a Harley to fulfill the perfect dream? I have one word for you. “Spain.” Marco of H. Rent is a Quebecer living in that country since 1980. Marco has been renting Harleys for about two years now and has been one of the three organizers of the “Murcia Hot Rally” for about four years.

Marco has adopted Murcia, a town of 400,000 inhabitants located on the East coast at about 47 km north of Cartagena and 50 km from the Mediterranean coast. Murcia is where “tapas” were invented and in certain bars you can find up to 50 varieties.

When he comes back to Canada from time to time, Marco speaks well of his new home. He finds the people warm-hearted, the landscapes breathtaking. Plus the cost of living is affordable and the weather is wonderful with about 300 sunny days a year, so that you can roll on down the highway all year long, something to dream about. In Spain there are about 150,000 bike enthusiasts and 25,000 of them ride Harleys, that along with many other riders that come from other European countries.

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Interview

Interview

Denis Babin
For those who have already heard of him and those who have never heard of him allow me to tell you the story of Denis Babin. Denis was born October 17, 1957 in Riviere du Loup in Quebec. At that time his father was working for the Canadian National railroad company in Trois Pistoles. Denis is the younger of two kids. At the age of 6 the family moved to St Quentin in New Brunswick when his father acquired the family business (general store) from his grandfather. Unbeknownst to Denis at the time, this change in his life would help forge his experience for his future endeavours.

At around 8 or 9, he started repairing bicycles in his father’s garage on the second floor and started developing his mechanical skills. At the age of 15 – in 1973 – he decided to go join his brother for the summer and worked on the railroads in British Columbia. Having experienced the adventure of travelling, he left school the following Easter to go work in Sept Iles with one thought in mind: buy a motorcycle. Two months later he took off for Sault Ste Marie where after cheating a little bit on his birth certificate he was hired on a construction site. Thanks to his self-confidence it took him no time to become the rep for his local union. As soon as he had been hired he bought his first bike, a 1972 Honda 175....

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